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Don't buy it. Use free Microsoft Security Essentials
on June 3, 2012
I had a McAFee in my computer for several years which was automatically updated by McAfee and costed me over $50.00 per year. The thing troubled me the most was it slowed the computer big time. I was so busy to fix it until this year McAfee did automatic renew again, then I decided to cancel the automatic renew and buy a newer version might help. So I bought the 2012 version. I unstalled McAFee in my computer and installed the new one. But the next day, the old version was still there and told me that it would expire in a few days!!! So the new software didn't work. I wish I can return the software.
Next thing I did, I search the internet and found out the free Microsoft Security Essential.
So, I unstall the McAfee again.
Remove everything related to McAfee. Here were the steps:
1. Disconnect from internet
2. go to Control Panel --> Add/remove Programs, remove McAFee, restart the PC
3. Run MCPR.exe (download from McAFee) to remove a lot of McAfee files
4. Install Microsoft Security Essentials mseinstall.exe from Microsoft.
5. Reconnect to internet.
Remember download MCPR.exe from McAFee & mseinstall.exe from Microsoft before starting remove/install process.